John Speller's Web Pages May-day Carols

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May-day Carols
May-day was a largely secular festival, but prompted the singing of carols, some of which are more religious in character than others. I have included a selection here:

Awake, ye pretty maids awake (Cornwall)
Day Song (Padstow)
I've been a-rambling all the night
Magdalen College May-day Hymn
O Lusty May (Scottish May-day carol)
Oxfordshire May-day Carol
Padstow May Morning Song
Remember us poor Mayers all (Cornwall)
The hedges and the trees (Rushden May-day carol)
The moon shines bright (Herefordshire Version)

"Queen Guinevere's Maying" by the Hon. John Maler Collier, OBE (1850-1934)
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